Iran has rapped the latest interventionist remarks by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during his visit to Argentina, describing them as “spiteful” and “amateurish.”
“Through an amateurish and spiteful analogy, the German chancellor proved once more that he is still standing on the wrong side of history,” Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kan'ani, said on Monday.
On Sunday, and during Scholz’ second day in Buenos Aires, he drew a parallel between Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship and Iran’s handling of recent foreign-backed riots.
“The true historical parallel to be drawn here is the rise of modern extremism in Germany, the result of which ... has been nothing but fomenting of violence and hatemongering, but this time under the guise of human rights instruments,” the Iranian diplomat said.
He added that certain individuals use the project of obtaining “power through human rights” in order to portray a positive image of themselves and to even claim that they are a pioneer of such a movement, emphasizing that such approaches are doomed to failure.
Kan'ani also called on the so-called advocates of human rights to address the brutal crimes that the Israeli regime has committed against Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp and elsewhere across the occupied West Bank in recent days, lamenting that German authorities have refused to mention even a single word in condemnation of the brutal acts of the Zionist regime.
Israeli forces launch raids on various cities of the occupied West Bank almost on a daily basis under the pretext of detaining what they call “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.
Over the past months, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested.
The United Nations marked 2022 as the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in 16 years.
Israeli forces killed at least 171 Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied East al-Quds last year, including more than 30 children. At least 9,000 others were injured as well.
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